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Benjamin Kweskin


Benjamin Kweskin (MA, International Studies; MA, Political Science) specializes in the histories, cultures, and politics of the Middle East and has been researching and writing for over fifteen years.

He has presented his research in various venues and settings across the world and is published in Open Democracy, Jerusalem Post, Rudaw, Philos Project, Creative Loafing, and Atlantic Community among many others. He is passionate about including more knowledge about global Jewish communities historically and presently, particularly Mizrahi communities.

In 2013-2014, he lived in the Kurdistan Region (Iraq) in the Region's capital, Erbil as an educator, lecturer, journalist, and tour guide. He is the main Historical Researcher for the official Kurdistan Region Tour Guide (2015-2016), the most comprehensive tour guide about this Region to date. He speaks Hebrew, Arabic, and Kurdish at varying levels and has traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa and beyond. His hobbies include learning how to play oud and cooking Middle Eastern cuisine.